Re: Engaging Bioethics

From: Mark Walker (
Date: Mon Apr 23 2001 - 10:10:45 MDT

Robin wrote:
> The people I talked to seemed to think that genetic augmentation issues
> were mostly a big overblown yawn. They were mostly reasonable people.
> They thought cryonics was too silly even to think about.
Thanks for the report. I am surprised that the bioethicists thought genetic
augmentation was a big overblown yawn. Is the thinking that the technology
to do so is too distant to be of concern now? I can't imagine bioethicists
thinking, e.g., that an attempt to augment the neocortex by doubling its
size could be a yawning matter. Mark

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